How do you use an electric crimping tool?
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In respect to this, what does a crimping tool do?
A crimping tool is a device used to conjoin two pieces of metal by deforming one or both of them in a way that causes them to hold each other. The result of the tool's work is called a crimp. A good example of crimping is the process of affixing a connector to the end of a cable.
Beside above, can I use pliers instead of crimpers? Pliers are not crimpers! Neither are hammers, vises, needle nose pliers or flat rocks. A good crimper when used correctly will make a cold weld between the wire and the barrel of the connector. If you were to cut a well executed crimp in half you would see a solid form of wire and connector.
Hereof, are crimp connectors good?
A good crimp connection is gas tight and won't wick: it is sometimes referred to as a “cold weld”. Like the solder method, it can be used on solid or stranded conductors, and provides a good mechanical and electrical connection.
Which crimping tool is the best?
5 Best Crimping Tools for Wires – Reviewed 2020
- Titan Tools Ratcheting Wire Terminal Crimper – Top Pick.
- Channellock Wire Crimping Tool with Cutter – The Runner-Up.
- IRWIN VISE-GRIP Crimp Multi-Tool – Best for the Money.
- WGGE WG-015 Professional Wire Crimp Multi-Tool.
- Amzdeal Crimping Tool Kit for Wires & More.